Family Based Care Tasmania Speech Pathology Scholarship

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Deadline: 29 Jun 2021

Family Based Care Tasmania Speech Pathology Scholarship
About this scholarship

Established in 2021, this scholarship supports final year Speech Pathology students interested in employment with Family Based Care Tasmania , a large, community-based care organisation with an all-ages cohort of clients including NDIS participants, across rural and regional locations. On successful completion of their final year of studies the scholarship recipient will have the opportunity for supervised paid employment with FBC in Tasmania for their graduate year.

Scholarship type


  • This scholarship is valued at up to $10,000 to be paid in instalments of $5,000 per semester.
  • Opportunity for paid employment (plus relocation expenses) upon completion of their Speech Pathology award with Family Based Care Tasmania. Graduate Speech Pathologist position description .
  • There are 2 scholarships available.

Student type

Current Students


This scholarship is open to current ACU students who meet all the following criteria by the scholarship application close date:

  • Citizenship: domestic
  • Faculty: Health Sciences 
  • Course: Bachelor of Speech Pathology 
  • Campus: Brisbane, Melbourne or North Sydney 
  • Study load: full-time
  • Year level: final year in 2021 
  • Faced barriers to accessing higher education. This may include but is not limited to: from a single parent family, from a regional, rural or remote location, carer responsibilities, medical issues, refugee background, disability or financial hardship, culturally or linguistically diverse background.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 5 (on the ACU seven-point scale across all ACU undergraduate studies)


Application process

Applicants will be required to provide the following as part of the application:

  • A written statement of approximately 400 words outlining: 
    • what you have to offer and what you will potentially learn from the cohort of Family Based care Tasmania clients including NDIS participants.
    • the barriers you have faced in accessing higher education.
    • the strategies you would employ to manage working away from home or in regional or rural areas.
  • Evidence to support barriers outlined in your written statement. 
  • CV (include work history and any leadership/management experience)
  • Written reference from a Professional Practice Educator.

Selection criteria

Applications are assessed on the strength of the following criteria:

  • Written statement
  • Barrier/s faced accessing higher education
  • Academic merit (based on your ACU GPA)
  • Resumé
  • Interview (shortlisted applicants only)


Selection process

Applicants will be shortlisted by the Scholarships Office. Those shortlisted will be required to attend an interview with a selection committee consisting of Head of Discipline and the Professional Practice Coordinator, the representative of Family Based Care Tasmania and supervising Speech Pathologist.


Ongoing requirements

To remain eligible for scholarship payments, recipients are required to maintain the following:

  • Minimum pass grade for all units attempted
  • Minimum GPA of 5 (on the ACU seven-point scale)
  • Full-time enrolment
  • Enrolment in the same course under which the scholarship is received.

Recipients will be requested to submit an impact statement for the donor explaining how the scholarship has assisted them. The letter should be submitted to the ACU Scholarships Office no later than 1 October in the year the scholarship is awarded.

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